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Khaya Magaxa takes over from Fransman in WC legislature

Marius Fransman was asked to step aside following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman bows his head during a prayer vigil at St Georges Cathedrral in Cape Town on 27 June, 2013. Picture: AFP.
Marius Fransman,Khaya Magaxa
Politics Local

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has announced its provincial deputy chairperson Khaya Magaxa as leader in the provincial Legislature.

Magaxa, who is also the SACP’s provincial secretary, replaces chairperson Marius Fransman.

Fransman was asked to step aside by the national ANC following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

The ANC’s Yonela Diko says Magaxa will act until Fransman’s case is finalised.

“His influence on generations of comrades has had a profound effect on the ANC as an organisation. He is stepping into this important position with the full confidence of the ANC and we are more than confident that he will hold the DA government accountable and will present the ANC as the only organisation capable of governing the Western Cape.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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